Vice-President of the European Commission Šefčovič visits Belgian cleantech company Smappee

Today, Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Energy Union, and Belgian Federal Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Marie-Christine Marghem visited the Eurometropolis -Lille, Kortrijk, Tournai- in the context of innovation for consumers in relation to energy and the environment. As part of this, they visited the cleantech company Smappee that …

Top FAQs About SolarCoin, a Cryptocurrency and Monetary Incentive for Solar Homeowners and Installers

You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin, the increasingly popular cryptocurrency created through data-crunching computer servers. However, you may not be familiar with SolarCoin, another type of cryptocurrency that is generated through solar energy production and can be registered through Smappee’s solar monitoring platform. While the concept of a cryptocurrency isn’t new, understanding its value and how …

Why smart meters aren’t delivering on their promise of energy savings

“If you want consumers to save energy, offer them a fun factor – and real-time feedback.” Almost every European country today is taking initiatives to roll out smart meters – it’s a multibillion dollar industry. But will these initiatives deliver on energy efficiency? Early results in some markets show that some initiatives are not cost …

Smappee wins spot in prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Europe

Belgian cleantech company Smappee announced today it has won its place in the Red Herring‘s Top 100 Europe, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the finalists from a pool of over 1200 companies in the telecommunications, security, cloud, software, …

Smappee wins E-World’s Energy App Award

Top-class jury presents award for innovative and user-friendly Apps. Apps are playing a vital role in modern day media use. Their value and significance are constantly increasing – more and more companies are using app-based customer communication. The Energy App Award, in cooperation with the E-World Energy Trade Show, is intended to recognise this, and to …

Data visualization: A driving force behind Smappee’s energy insights

Thanks to high-speed computer processing and ever-smarter algorithms, the art and science of data visualization have progressed mightily since the days of hand-crafted pie charts and Venn diagrams drawn with compasses and protractors. The ability to show historical and real-time information in easy-to-read formats on multiple devices has revolutionized the business world as well as …

How Smappee Was Born

Inventing and innovating keeps me foolish and hungry – Stefan Grosjean, Smappee CEO and founder “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Judging from the 25 million views on YouTube, I’m not the only …